Rua's manager says Shogun could face Couture


Marcelo Alonso told's Andy Cotterill that Randy Couture could be Shogun's first test as champion, contingent on the fact that he doesn't get caught by a KO shot by UFC newcomer and former boxing champ James Toney when the pair clash at UFC 118 in August.
If the UFC Hall of Famer comes out of that fight unscathed, he could meet Rua as soon as November or December, unless Couture agrees to take the fight on less than the usual three to four months notice.

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JimmersonzGlove site profile image  

5/12/10 1:06 AM by JimmersonzGlove

 Just have Randy fight legends fight. I still want to see him vs Cro Cop. Randy vs Nog was a perfect matchup and my fav fight of that year.

KirikMyName! site profile image  

5/11/10 9:56 PM by KirikMyName!

Please God, let Randy have divorce hearings on the date of their proposed fight (assuming he has had another failed marriage in the next 7 months)

Titanium Rhino site profile image  

5/11/10 9:20 PM by Titanium Rhino

Randy should not be getting a title shot! The winner of Rashad/Rampage should get the shot.Besides, Shogun would wreck Randy.

jjchgo site profile image  

5/11/10 9:15 PM by jjchgo

fuck this!

qazzaq site profile image  

5/11/10 7:24 PM by qazzaq

isnt it eduardo alonso

Bat21 site profile image  

5/11/10 7:02 PM by Bat21

F*ck Couture!!!  Machida was robbed!! There was no way he was out! The ref sucks!  He deserves an immediate rematch! or not. :) Couture vs. Shogun would be epic, I'd watch.

jquezz site profile image  

5/11/10 10:14 AM by jquezz

fking.. stupid,

leifdawg site profile image  

5/11/10 9:58 AM by leifdawg

Honestly if Shogun pushes for this fight over the winner of Rampage/Rashad, I will lose a lot of respect for him.As for Couture, I can't hold it against him for trying to improve his position in the division. In order to make it to the top you have to be a bit selfish. So don't blame Couture, blame those that give him endless title shots.

owlfeeder site profile image  

5/11/10 3:28 AM by owlfeeder

so, if toney wins does that mean he fights toney? i mean, what the fuck?

TheVileOne site profile image  

5/11/10 2:47 AM by TheVileOne

You guys can poo-poo it but what did Shogun do before he took Machida to 5 rounds and a decision he should've won?Had a bad fight with Mark Coleman. Then he knocked out an older and past his prime Chuck Liddell. Were those horrible wins? It's MMA. Anything can happen. Everyone thought Couture was a dead man going into the fights with Ortiz, Sylvia, Gonzaga, etc.